Coronavirus biology made easy

About eight years ago, I visited the grade 6 school class of my friend Chantal Bonneville in Sherbrooke, in the province of Quebec. I was there to speak on my biological research on alternative RNA splicing. It was well received and the students even wrote me a thank you card which I have always kept. Of course the subject everyone is talking about right now is the coronavirus. Talking recently with Chantal, we decided to create short one page chronicles (known as ‘capsules’ in Quebec) for the students. They can be taken one by one to learn more about biology and the terrible and fascinating threat of coronavirus. For this, to check my facts, I am collaborating with the director of research at the Montpellier Cell Biology Research Center, Dr. Philippe Fort.